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Super Meaty Spaghetti Sauce-Freezer Friendly

Super Meaty Spaghetti Sauce



  • 2 pounds of ground hamburger
  • 2 pounds of ground Italian sausage
  • 8-12 ounces of finely diced mushrooms
  • 3-4 jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • water to rinse spaghetti jars


  • Brown the hamburger and sausage in a large dutch oven or pan
  • Once the meat is browned and fully cooked drain it if there is an excess of fat, then add the finely diced mushrooms and continue browning the meat and mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  • Add the 3-4 jars of spaghetti sauce depending on the consistency that you like, once you empty the jar put a 1/4 cup of water in the jar put the lid back on and shake to clean the jar out then pour that into the pan as well- do this for all the spaghetti sauce jars-the sauce will simmer and cook out the excess water.
  • Stir thoroughly and allow to simmer on extra-low heat stirring occasionally for a couple of hours (the longer the more mingled the flavors get) or put in the crockpot on low for several hours.


I usually only cook this with 3 jars of sauce and then as I use it for meals I can add additional sauce if I feel like it is overly meat heavy.
Dice the mushrooms as small as your family likes or leave them in bigger chunks - diced petite they literally melt into the sauce and meat. My kids were never the wiser!